Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki says a decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to halt funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) was an attack on international law.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has censured as “inhumane and reckless” a recent decision by the United States to cut some $300 million in planned funding for the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA).
Italy's populist government warned it would pull European Union funding unless it agrees to take some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship Friday, sparking a fresh immigration row with the bloc.
The percentage of Indiana adults who smoke fell almost 23 percent between 2001 and 2010. But the encouraging downward trend soon stalled. While the state's rank for percentage of adult smokers has fallen from second highest in the US nation to 10th highest, the percentage of adults who smoke remains at a stubborn 21.1 percent — down just one-tenth of a percentage point since 2010.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg said in a televised interview that some of the money would go directly to farmers to modify their practices “to ensure that the reef doesn’t get the large amounts of sediment, nitrogen and pesticide run-off which is so damaging to coral and which helps breed this crown-of-thorns starfish.”
Iran is in talks with Britain’s Export Credit Agency to facilitate the financing of aircraft sales to state airline, Iran Air, as part of its pact with world powers to lift sanctions over its nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said.
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.